+3 was too expensive?

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Re: +3 was too expensive?

Post by chinnyhill10 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 am

balford wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:45 am
Think the +3 was £249 when first released, which sailed a bit too close to A500 territory in my view.

£199 would have been a nice initial price point, I agree.
Amiga 500 was £499 at the time the +3 was released and had no software base. +3 was only at the higher price point for its first Christmas and then the price was reduced (advert I posted was from 1988). Common practice at Amstrad to launch with a higher price and then drop it.

From memory the A500 price didn't drop until the run up to Christmas 1989 which is when it started to gain traction.
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Re: +3 was too expensive?

Post by Wall_Axe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:32 am

I guess it was reasonable but back then i balked at spending 200quid on a spectrum
it didnt seem right to have a disc drive but the same graphics hardware limiting things.
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